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The people behind Row House Cinema transformed a former discount store into a single-screen boutique movie house. After bringing cinema to Lawrenceville, the team has turned its efforts to the South Hills, more specifically the historic Hollywood Theater on Potomac Avenue.
The Row House crew will officially reopen the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, where, from October through the end of the year, they plan to run programming in the 300-plus-seat theater.
It’s not reopening and will be part of the next-door art gallery. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/final-curtain-comes-down-regent-square-theater
It’s now a Busy Beaver hardware store.
When I search by my zipcode, it just returns every single theater in the US.
New plans for the Roxian to be a music venue:
Sadly the latest StreetView image of the address now shows a vacant lot where the theater used to be so this listing should be changed to “Demolished”
The Regent Square is (hopefully) temporarily closed right now (Aug 2017) due to technical and financial issues. Here’s an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the topic:
Short article about the theater which is definately still open:
Looks like it’s demolished on StreetView
Looks like the building has been demolished as of July 2016
If the site is where the Ben & Jerry’s/Bagel Factory is now then the address should be 5885 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
The zip code is wrong for this. It should be 15222
Here’s (http://goo.gl/maps/wO7g) the correct street view of the building which is definitely on Brighton Place.
There’s an article about this theater and its owner in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today.
This map from 1929 shows a “Palace Theatre” on the 300 block of Forbes Ave (Diamond St) between Wood and Smithfield.
Shot of the Triangle from 1943:
The Park was torn down somewhere around 1970 to make room for an office building call “1776 On The Green”.
Here are some pictures of that office building.
I went to this theater for years in the seventies and early eighties. The last movie that I remember seeing there was Star Trek II which was 1982 but I think that it ran for a few years after that.
Also the Park was not demolished for a “freeway” but for an office building/hotel complex.